Have I mentioned that I love to bake? Finally, after a long wait, I got my oven earlier this year. I’ve been thinking of what to bake for Fourth of July, and since red velvet has been a staple the past few months, this is what I came up with.
I used McCormick’s Red Velvet Cupcake recipe. I usually opt for red velvet recipes that use buttermilk, but because I can never find it here in the Philippines, this worked just perfect. I split the batter in two, mixing in the red and blue food coloring as a last step. You can also use McCormick’s Vanilla Recipe to make your blue bluer.
I made sure to grease the muffin pans so I could pop out the pieces easily once it was done baking.
The colors came out perfect. It’s as American (and Filipino, actually) as it can get!
I used my small Kerr Canning Jars for serving. I started with a layer of red velvet.
Then I added a huge dollop of Cream Cheese frosting.
Then, I added a blue velvet layer. More cream cheese frosting, and topped with another red velvet piece.
I topped off the cake-in-a-jar with a paper straw with blue fringe on top. Totally cute.
Would you serve this for Fourth of July? I will be!